Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard Sr. (born July 15, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Weber State Wildcats and earned third-team All-American honours in 2012. After being selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, Lillard was unanimously voted the NBA Rookie of the Year. Nicknamed Dame Time for his history of making big shots in the clutch, he has received seven NBA All-Stars and seven All-NBA Team selections, the only player in Trail Blazers franchise history to do so. In October 2021, Lillard was honoured as one of the league’s greatest players of all time by being named to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team. He also won a gold medal on the 2020 U.S. Olympic team in Tokyo.
|Born||July 15, 1990
Oakland, California, U.S.
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|College||Weber State (2008–2012)|
|NBA draft||2012: 1st round, 6th overall pick|
|Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers|
|2012–2023||Portland Trail Blazers|
|Career highlights and awards|
Using the stage name Dame D.O.L.L.A., Lillard has enjoyed moderate success as a rapper. His first studio album, The Letter O (2016), charted on the Billboard 200, while his second and third albums, Confirmed (2017) and Big D.O.L.L.A. (2019), placed on the indie charts. In 2021, he released a fourth album, Different On Levels The Lord Allowed.
Also Known As Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard Sr.
Age: 33 Years
Father: Houston Lillard
Mother: Gina Lillard
Notable Alumni: Weber State University
Grouping Of People: Black Baseball Players
U.S. State: California
City: Oakland, California
Education: Weber State University
Awards: NBA Rookie Of The Year Award
Big Sky Conference Men’s Basketball Player Of The Year
Big Sky Conference Men’s Basketball Player Of The Year.
Lillard wears jersey number No. 0, representative of the letter ‘O’ and his journey in life; from Oakland to Ogden, and now Oregon. Lillard is a Christian; he has a tattoo on his left arm of Psalms 37:1–3. Lillard’s sister, LaNae, attended Lakeridge High School. His brother Houston, who earned a football scholarship to Southeast Missouri State after playing football at the junior college level at Laney College, is an Indoor Football League quarterback. In the 2020–21 season, he became teammates of his cousin, Keljin Blevins.
On March 29, 2018, Lillard had his first child, a son named Damian Jr. They live in the affluent Portland suburb of West Linn. Lillard established a RESPECT Program to help high school kids in the Portland metro area graduate.
In 2012, Lillard signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with Adidas. In 2014, Lillard negotiated a new contract with Adidas potentially worth $100 million over 10 years. Lillard has a signature shoe line with Adidas, the “Adidas Dame”. In 2017, Lillard signed a sponsorship deal with Powerade, a subsidiary of the Coca-Cola Company. Lillard also has endorsement deals with Spalding, Panini, Foot Locker, JBL, Biofreeze and Moda Health. In 2019, Lillard also became one of several NBA players to sign a contract with Hulu to promote the streaming service’s new campaign of adding live sports to their repertoire.
Lillard revived the Never Worry Picnic in Brookfield Park after his standout rookie season in 2013. The East Oakland event was discontinued when he was at age 12.
In 2020, Lillard, along with longtime friend and business partner Brian Sanders, became co-owner of a Toyota dealership, now known as Damian Lillard Toyota, in McMinnville, Oregon.
In January 2021, Lillard had his second and third child after his fiancée Kay’La Hanson gave birth to twins, a daughter named Kali and a son named Kalii. In September 2021, Lillard married Hanson.
Damian Lillard’s Net worth
Damian Lillard, an American professional basketball player has a net worth of $100 million. Damian and the Trail Blazers agreed to a two-year, $122 million contract deal on July 8, 2022. The agreement will have an average annual salary of $61 million. In 2012, when he originally signed with the Blazers, his relationship with Adidas officially began. He reportedly obtained a new $100 million 10-year contract with Adidas two years later. Lillard’s personal Adidas shoe is the Adidas Dame and his other endorsements include Panini, Powerade, Spalding, Foot Locker, JBL, Biofreeze, Moda Health, and Hulu. Forbes estimates that he earns around $14 million from his endorsements. He also earns from the albums he released as Dame D.O.L.L.A.
High school career
Lillard was selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. In the season opener against the Los Angeles Lakers on October 31, Lillard recorded 23 points and 11 assists to join Oscar Robertson and Allen Iverson as the only players in NBA history with at least 20 points and 10 assists in their NBA debut. In addition, his 11 assists were the most by an NBA rookie in his first game since Jason Kidd (11) in 1994, and the most ever by a Trail Blazer in his NBA debut. Lillard made a career-high 15 field goals and a Trail Blazer rookie-record seven 3-pointers on January 11 against the Golden State Warriors, where he finished with 37 points, six rebounds, and four assists. He became the first Trail Blazer to win an event at the NBA All-Star Weekend, winning the Skills Challenge. He also participated in the Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star weekend and finished with 18 points, three rebounds and five assists in a game-high 28 minutes. Lillard became the first NBA rookie to record 35 points, nine assists and zero turnovers in a game since turnovers became a stat in 1978–79 against the San Antonio Spurs on March 8. On April 10 against the Lakers, Lillard scored a season-high 38 points. He earned Western Conference Rookie of the Month honours for every month, becoming one of just eight players to sweep NBA Rookie of the Month honours since the inaugural award in 1981–82. He finished fifth in the NBA in 3-pointers made, 12th in points per game, tied for 16th in assists per game and tied for 23rd in free throw percentage. He was one of 10 NBA players to score 1,500 points, and he led all rookies in scoring (19.0 ppg), assists (6.5 apg), field goals (553) and free throws (271).
On January 12, 2023, Lillard scored a then-season-high 50 points in a 119–113 loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was his 15th career game with 50 or more points. He joined James Harden and Stephen Curry as the only three players over the past 10 seasons with 10 or more 50-point games. on January 23, Lillard hit his 2,283rd career three-pointer, passing Jason Terry for 7th on the NBA’s all-time list in the Blazers’ 147–127 against the San Antonio Spurs. In the following game on January 25, Lillard had a season-high 60 points, hitting nine 3-pointers, along with seven rebounds, eight assists and three steals in a 134–124 win over the Utah Jazz. He became just the fifth player in NBA history to score 60 points at least four times in the regular season, joining a group that includes Wilt Chamberlain (32), Kobe Bryant (6), James Harden (4) and Michael Jordan (4). Lillard also became the first player in NBA history with three career games of at least 60/5/5 and he posted the highest true shooting percentage ever in a 60-point game (.898). Additionally, he hit his 2,291st career three-pointer, surpassing Vince Carter for 6th on the NBA’s all-time list. On February 2, Lillard recorded his second career triple-double with 33 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists in a 125–122 win over the reigning champions Golden State Warriors. On February 18, Lillard won the Three-Point Contest. A day later, he scored the game-winning 3-pointer in the 2023 All-Star Game, giving Team Giannis their first All-Star Game victory against Team LeBron. On February 26, Lillard scored a career-high and Blazers franchise-high 71 points with a career-high and Blazers franchise-high 13 three-pointers made along with six rebounds and six assists in a 131–114 win against the Houston Rockets, becoming the eighth player in NBA history to score 70 or more in a single game. He also has 15 games with 50 or more points, sixth-most in NBA history. With his effort, Lillard became the first player in NBA history to score more than 70 points in under 40 minutes the only player on that elite list to score 70 over the age of 30, and the first to do so with 10 or more three-pointers. On March 6, Lillard logged his third career triple-double with 31 points, a season-high 13 rebounds, and 12 assists in a 110–104 win over the Detroit Pistons.
Milwaukee Bucks (2023–present)
On September 27, 2023, Lillard was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks as part of a three-team trade that sent Jrue Holiday, Deandre Ayton, Toumani Camara and a 2029 first-round draft pick to the Blazers, and Grayson Allen, Jusuf Nurkić, Nassir Little, and Keon Johnson to the Phoenix Suns. The Blazers also received the rights to swap first-round draft picks with Milwaukee in 2028 and 2030.
Awards and Achievements
|6*NBA All-star||2014,2015,2018-2021||Portland Trail Blazer|
|All-NBA first-team||2018||Portland Trail Blazer|
|4*All-NBA second team||2016,2019-2021||Portland Trail Blazer|
|All NBA third team||2014||Portland Trail Blazer|
|NBA Rookie of the Year||2013||Portland Trail Blazer|
|NBA All-rookie first team||2013||Portland Trail Blazer|
|NBA Teammate of the Year||2021||Portland Trail Blazer|
|Third team all-American-AF, NABC||2012||Weber State Wildcats|
|2*Big sky player of the year||2010,2012||Weber State Wildcats|